National Archives at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois Public Programs Calendar

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These programs are held at our Chicago, Illinois facility unless otherwise indicated.


Advance registration is encouraged to guarantee a seat will be available for you. Groups and classes can be accommodated by special arrangement.

You can register in-person or by contacting us:

American Indian Schools in the Great Lakes Region
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Learn about Native Americans through the Bureau of Indian Affairs records with National Archives at Chicago archivist, Katie Dishman.  The National Archives has many government documents related to how American Indians were educated and housed from the late 19th through the early 20th century. This workshop will tap into the wealth of genealogical information about the students and their families and provide insights into the operations of the schools.

Treats, Treasures, and the Gift of History
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Discover rarely seen treasures of the National Archives at Chicago and gain tips for accessing these textual records with an insightful presentation from Director of NARA-Chicago, Doug Bicknese.  Ideas for sharing your genealogical research with your loved ones will also be discussed.

Ancestry Presents Ancestry
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

It's a family affair!  Loretto Szucs and her daughter Juliana Smith will provide an overview and strategies for searching the world’s largest online family history resource.

BAMM!   Business, Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Mortality Census Schedules 
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

BAMM! Add "explosive" details to your genealogy by utilizing non-population Census schedules of Business, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Mortality. Authorized by Congress, these records cover very specific time periods and locations during the 19th and 20th centuries and provide unique insights into the communities where our ancestors lived and worked. Kris Maldre Jarosik, Education Specialist at the National Archives at Chicago, will help you learn about these records.

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Each workshop is free and will be held at our Chicago, Illinois facility near Ford City Mall at 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to save a seat.

  • Send an email and indicate which workshop you are interested in attending to:

  • Contact Kris Maldre Jarosik, Education Specialist at the National Archives in Chicago, with questions:   773-948-9010.

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The National Archives Gift Fund accepts financial contributions for purchases, not otherwise possible, of microfilm and reference materials. These tax deductible donations facilitate research for individuals visiting the National Archives at Chicago.

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Director, Archival Operations
National Archives and Records Administration-National Archives at Chicago
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
Phone:   (773) 948-9001
Fax:   (773) 948-9050